Hallmark Cards, Inc.
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May 16, 2018
Kansas City, MO, US, 64108
reqid: 22554 WHEN YOU CARE ENOUGH YOU CAN CHANGE THE WORLD.
You need a job. You want a career. Working someplace you can be yourself and belong while creating something that makes a difference. Something that makes the world a better place. Perfect timing. Hallmark is looking for someone like you.
We’re hiring a highly conceptual graphic designer in Hallmark Home & Gifts. Our work varies and you’ll be responsible for creating catalogs, marketing and sales collateral, and packaging design solutions across multiple brands within our business. This position will work on multiple projects and requires an understanding of design, layout, typography, color, and print and digital production. You must be able to follow and understand style guides and direction from the Creative Brand Manager.
WHO WE ARE:
Hallmark Home & Gifts is an exciting start-up within Hallmark, creating and selling unique products to retailers and consumers around the world. Hallmark Home and Gifts is an entrepreneurial, fast-paced environment focused on developing and promoting multiple brands in the home décor, baby, and gifts product categories. It is a high growth area for the company where the days are varied and new products are constantly being developed.
Our business relies heavily on printed marketing material including catalogs, sell sheets, trade advertising, trade show marketing, and merchandising to support our sales reps. The Graphic Designer will create this material under the direction of the Creative Brand Manager and with input from the product and sales teams. The Designer will flesh out each tactic according to the style guide/brand direction, and will create everything required for production-ready files. There will be some opportunity to assist in style-guide creation and brand development as we get our start-up businesses going. We work primarily in print but expect strong collaboration with our packaging and digital designers to ensure a consistent brand experience. We are a highly collaborative team within Home & Gifts and are looking for a Designer with both strong design skills and a willingness to jump in on whatever is required to help our business succeed.
Interested? Follow the application instructions below to apply.
You must show how you meet the basic qualifications (listed below) in a resume or document you upload, or by completing the work experience and education application fields. Accepted file types are Microsoft Word (DOC or DOCX), PDF, HTML, or TXT.
A portfolio is required. Your portfolio should be compiled into one PDF or Microsoft Word document that is no larger than 10 MB. You can submit a link to a personal portfolio website in addition to your uploaded portfolio file.
In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, Hallmark Cards, Inc. and its subsidiary companies will hire only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States. Hallmark does not generally provide sponsorship for employment. Employment by Hallmark is contingent upon the signing of the Employment Agreement, signing of an agreement to arbitrate in connection with the Hallmark Dispute Resolution Program, completing Form I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification, passing the urinalysis drug screen, education verification and satisfactory reference and background checks.
The following is required to be considered for this role:
Associate's degree or higher
Minimum 3 years of experience designing marketing materials
Experience with Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator)
Experience working in print and with print production and pre-press processes
Portfolio required that demonstrates high design aesthetic
Your resume and portfolio will stand out if you have:
Bachelor's degree or associate degree from a design or art program
5 years of experience designing marketing materials
Proficient in typography, layout, color theory
Excellent communication skills
Must be proactive, detail oriented, and able to meet tight deadlines; high degree of follow-through, and initiative
Ability to react positively to ever changing requirements & deadlines
Strong learning agility, ability to adapt quickly to new information, processes and inputs; successfully works through ambiguity
Effectively works in a fast-paced, often changing environment and can effectively shift between conceptual thinking and executing work
High level of personal leadership. Is self-motivated with a strong sense of personal accountability
Amazing attention to detail
Catalog design would be advantageous
Hallmark believes in enriching the lives of our employees by offering benefit programs to help you:
Take care of you and yours: We offer comprehensive medical, dental and vision benefits, as well as discounts on elder care, child care, education assistance and adoption assistance.
Save for your future: Through profit sharing, you share in the success of Hallmark. We also offer a 4% match on 401(k) contributions.
Enjoy your time: Maximize your work-life balance through Paid Time Off (PTO), paid holidays, community volunteer opportunities and discounts on product, entertainment venues, amusement parks and sporting events.
And More! (Like an on-site cafeteria, free parking, access to Crown Center and a fitness center.)
Hallmark is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, pregnancy, national origin, physical or mental disability, genetics, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, or any other legally-protected status. Principals only please.
Nearest Major Market: Kansas City
Merchandising, Advertising, Event Marketing, Brand Manager, Package Design, Retail, Marketing, Manufacturing
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Hallmark Cards, Inc.
Website : http://www.hallmark.com
Hallmark believes that if you care enough you can change the world. Working to help create a more emotionally connected world in every life, every day, Hallmark helps give voice to caring thoughts and emotions with tangible reminders of appreciation, celebration, belonging and love. Founded more than a century ago by a teenage entrepreneur with two shoe boxes of postcards under his arm and the American dream in his heart, Hallmark today is an approximately $4 billion company with a diversified portfolio of six core businesses as part of its global operations: